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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish (original title)
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After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »

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John Murlowski

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Rob Kerchner (story), Jason Feffer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gallagher ... Richie Rich
Eugene Levy ... Professor Keenbean
Keene Curtis ... Cadbury
Jake Richardson ... Reggie Van Dough
Martin Mull ... Mr. Rich
Lesley Ann Warren ... Mrs. Rich
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Van Dough
Marla Maples ... Mrs. Van Dough
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Gloria
Blake Jeremy Collins ... Freckles
Austin Stout ... Pee Wee
Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Peabody
Richard Riehle ... Sgt. Mooney
Don McLeod ... Irona / Evil Irona
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Nigel
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Storyline

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his only hope is to find professor Keenbean and the wishing machine so he can wish things back to normal. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)

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Color
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Trivia

Martin Mull and 'Leslie Ann Warren' had previously worked together in the movie Clue (1985) as Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlett, respectively. See more »

Goofs

During the bank scene, Richie hops over a divider, knocking a statue down. In the next scene when the officers follow, the statue is back up. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Mooney: I would never work for someone who would cancel Christmas!
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Alternate Versions

The 1998 UK video release was cut by 4 seconds by the BBFC to remove the sight of a boy smashing a vehicle door into a pursuing guard. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Coffin of Nails
Performed by Paul Gordon
Produced by Paul Gordon
Written by Paul Gordon
Published by Kukunia Music
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Cute..
10 December 2006 | by Elizabeth-BennetSee all my reviews

This was a cute movie. I watched it with my family a couple Christmas's ago and thought it was good. It tries to teach lessons about giving and selflessness, but they are still subtle enough to children that they will be intrigued by it.

The down side, I think, it how obviously fake some of the special effects are. But hey, it was made in 1998. You can't criticize it too much for that.

I don't think it will ever be as big as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", but it is a nice movie to watch with family to get you into the Christmas season.


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